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McEwan Hall

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, 15 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem, and parking is strictly controlled. There is a taxi rank located close to McEwan Hall. This provides level access (from the pavement) to Doorway 2 in the Medical School Quad of around 58m and level access (from the pavement) to the entrances in Bristo Square of approximately 76m. There is no dropped kerb at the taxi rank to the pavement.
    • A number of University car parks are located in the Central Area. The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the university’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.
  • By Bus
    • Buses from all over the city travel to the Central Area of the university. The University also provides a shuttle bus for staff and students between the Central Area and the King's Buildings. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to the majority of bus stops let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay. There is a bus stop close to McEwan Hall on Potterrow. It is approximately 42m from the bus stop to the closest entrance at the pavilion and 65m from the bus stop to the main entrance of McEwan Hall. The bus stop services the 47, X47 and 67 buses.
  • By Train
    • The Central Area of the university is 0.7 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Old Medical School)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located off Teviot Place.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Old Medical School/McEwan Hall.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
  • Charges and Restrictions
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Teviot Place.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the McEwan Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the car park entrance (Doorway 2).
  • Comments
    • This parking is in the Old Medical School rear quadrant.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Bristo Square)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the open space in front of the building.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the square in front of the building, adjacent to the pavillion.
  • There is/are 1-8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
  • Comments
    • There is also a slope to the right from Potterrow.
    • The lift within the pavillion can be used to bypass the slope and steps.
    • There is tactile paving at the top of the steps.

Outside Access (Pavilion Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right of Bistro Square.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
  • Lift
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
  • Comments
    • There is an identical entrance to the right of this and another at the same ground floor level of the main building.
    • There are 8 steps, an easy slope in Bistro Square or the internal lift available to access separate entrances here.

Lift (Pavilion Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, LG and B.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the pavillion entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 225cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • The lift doors are the same colour as the immediate surround and may not be easy to identify.
    • The pavillion is used to access the basement level areas of the building.
    • The main building lift is also be used to access the basement level.

Other Floors (Pavilion Entrance)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, LG and B.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the pavillion entrance.
    • There are 11 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments
    • A handrail is only available to the steps on the left going up from Bistro Square.
    • Caution is advised at the bottom of the steps due to the colour contrast between the bottom step and the carpet. (As shown in photograph 3).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance (Doorway 2))

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located in the rear quadrant of the Old Medical School.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the entrances.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp.
  • Comments
    • Staff arrangement may be required to access this entrance.
    • There is a third door to the right as you enter which leads to the ramp or ground floor.
    • There is also a lift which can be accessed from this entrance to provide access to the Reception Room on the first floor.
    • The third door is heavy, single, 86cm wide and opens away from you.
    • The steps lead up to the Deans which can be bypassed using the lift.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • This entrance is generally only used to provide access to the Deans.

Outside Access (Spiral Staircase Entrances)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, either side of the main entrance.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • These entrances lead to the second floor balcony only.
    • Access is via spiral stairs similar to the ones detailed in the guide.
    • These entrances are only open during graduations, full measurements were not available at this time.

Reception (Pavilion)

  • Foyers 1-5 Reception is located on the basement level, near the pavillion lift.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the pavillion lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments
    • Staffing depends on events taking place.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the main hall.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a moderate ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the main hall.
    • The width of the ramp is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp is shown in photograph 2. The steps are shown in photograph 3. There is a further slope with handrails on both sides beyond the ramp and steps, shown in photograph 4.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the basement level from reception.
    • The slope is shown in photograph 8.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Hearing loops are fitted in the main hall and in the foyer rooms.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.

Main Hall

  • There is level access throughout the main hall.
  • Access to the hall is via the ramps at the main entrance, shown in photograph 2.
  • There are also 6 steps with handrails on both sides to access the hall from the main corridor, shown in photograph 3.
  • The ramps bypass these steps.
  • There is level access to the front row of seating surrounding the hall, shown in photograph 5.
  • Rear rows are accessed via deep, clearly marked steps without handrails, shown in photograph 6.
  • Access to the stage is via an easy 122cm wide ramp with handrails on both sides, shown in photograph 7.
  • The ramp bypasses 4 medium steps without handrails, shown in photograph 8.
  • There is level access to balconies on the level 1 and 2 via the main lift.
  • There are spaces for wheelchair users on the first and second floor balconies near the main lift, shown in photographs 9 and 10.
  • Access to balcony seating is narrower on the first floor and wider (100cm) on the second floor, shown in photographs 11 and 12.
  • There are steps to access all further balcony seating, shown in photographs 13-18.
  • The steps are deep, clearly marked and offer no handrails except at each end of the hall where there are single handrails on the wall.

Foyer Reception Rooms

  • The rooms are located throughout the basement level.
  • There is step free access to Foyers 1-5 via lift.
  • There are 89cm wide easy slopes in the doorways to each of the rooms.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • Comments
    • The lift was awaiting repair at the time of research.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 42m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are also spiral staircases off the main corridor which have deep steps without landings. There are handrails on both sides and steps are clearly marked up to level 1.
  • Comments
    • Lighting levels between floors vary.
    • On the steps leading from the basement to the ground floor the lighting levels are poor due to glare and shadows.
    • Caution is advised at the bottom of the steps due to the colour contrast between the stairwell and floor.

Lift (The Deans)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 65m (71yd 3in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 156cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • There is an easy 99cm wide slope to this lift from the main entrance.
    • This lift is closer to the rear car park entrance.

Other Floors (The Deans)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the side entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is not a landing.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 208cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 10in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The soap dispenser is not within reach when seated on the toilet.
    • There is an emergency alarm push strip fitted around the walls at a height of 31cm.
    • There are baby changing facilities available within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Left)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 211cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The soap dispenser is not within reach when seated on the toilet.
    • There is an emergency alarm push strip fitted around the walls at a height of 31cm.
    • There are baby changing facilities available within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 82cm.

Accessible Toilet (Basement Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 54m (59yd 2in) from the pavillion lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement level, near the main lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 224cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 4in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The soap dispenser is not within reach when seated on the toilet.
    • There is an emergency alarm push strip fitted around the walls at a height of 31cm.
    • There are baby changing facilities available within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 82cm.
    • This accessible toilet is closer to the main lift.

Accessible Toilet (Basement Left)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the pavilion lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 161cm x 267cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 9in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The soap dispenser is not within reach when seated on the toilet.
    • There is an emergency alarm push strip fitted around the walls at a height of 31cm.
    • There are baby changing facilities available within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm.

Accessible Toilet (West Wing)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building, in the accessible shower room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 316cm (5ft x 10ft 4in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The soap dispenser is not within reach when seated on the toilet.
    • There is an emergency alarm push strip fitted around the walls at a height of 31cm.

Accessible Shower (West Wing)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the building.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).
  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (West Wing)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the stage.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments
    • There are further robing rooms on the basement level.

Standard Shower (West Wing)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There is a shallow step into the showers.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right of the basement level.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 52m from the pavillion lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments
    • There are further standard toilets in the West Wing changing rooms which may require staff for entry.